Background: Many countries are using the APR-DRGs with four SOI subcategories as a model for hospital funding. The aim of this study is to verify whether this is an adequate model for funding stroke hospital admissions, and to explore which risk factors and complications may influence the amount of funding.
Objectives: To investigate the factors influencing the Severity of illness index of the All Patient Refined DRGs (APR-DRG) classification of patients experiencing an ischemic stroke.
Objectives: To investigate the resources used by ischemic stroke patients when hospitalized, and examine this relationship by stroke severity. Comparing a bottom-up costing approach with national top-down costs.